Coronavirus bill hits hurdles as Sanders threatens to stall package over bid to change unemployment aid | Fox News

It’s interesting that all the people holding up this package on both sides are all wealthy career politicians. These guys and gals are a joke. And that joke is on us.

Bernie Sanders said Wednesday afternoon he might torpedo the Senate’s compromise stimulus package unless Republican senators dropped their objections about what they called a “massive drafting error” related to unemployment benefits, in the latest twist to a process that has been marked by delays and last-minute hurdles. “In my view, it would be an outrage to prevent working-class Americans to receive the emergency unemployment assistance included in this legislation,” Sanders said in a statement, also posted on social media. “Unless these Republican Senators drop their objections, I am prepared to put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund to make sure that any corporation receiving financial assistance under this legislation does not lay off workers, cut wages or benefits, ship jobs overseas, or pay workers poverty wages,” he continued. An objection by a single senator would prevent the Senate from quickly passing the bill by unanimous consent, although it remained possible that the chamber could pass the legislation by voice vote or roll-call vote. Fox News is told lawmakers are leaning toward approving the bill via voice vote, in which senators in the chamber shout “aye” or “nay,” with the loudest side winning. Then, late Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said unanimous consent was a nonstarter in the House, and implied that quick passage in the lower chamber may be unrealistic. Pelosi has called for members to have at least 24 hours to review the bill text once it’s available. “That’s not gonna work,” she told reporters shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET, referring to unanimous consent. “Republicans have told us that’s not possible from their said. … What I’d like to see — because this a $2 trillion bill — I’d like to see a good debate on the floor.”

Coronavirus bill hits hurdles as Sanders threatens to stall package over bid to change unemployment aid | Fox News

Biden’s ‘Joe-mentum’ grows as Dem front-runner sweeps Midwest contests, eyes Sanders knockout | Fox News

Is it over? Is Joe the one? Is Bernie out of it? There is no question that the rank and file Democrats resoundingly rejected Socialism and the Bernie Bros in yesterday’s primaries. But was it because they see Joe as the leader of the Party who is going to lead the Democrats to victory in November? Or is it a combination of disenchantment with the socialist agenda and the very youthful base of Sanders’ support being too lazy to get out of the house and vote? We can debate this, but it is a matter of opinion, one that will ultimately be resolved in November.   

History didn’t repeat itself in Michigan for Bernie Sanders. And because of that, the populist U.S. senator from Vermont had an extremely disappointing evening on “Super Tuesday II” — and now faces daunting delegate math that leaves him slipping swiftly out of reach of the Democratic presidential nomination. Just four years ago, it was in Michigan where Sanders pulled off a historic upset over eventual nominee Hillary Clinton. At the time, the victory kept his White House bid alive. Fast forward four years later and Sanders – down in the public opinion polls by double digits once again in the Great Lake State – was convincingly defeated by former Vice President Joe Biden. Four years ago Sanders nearly topped Clinton in Missouri. This time around he lost the state by a nearly 2-to-1 margin to Biden. And the former vice president trounced Sanders in Mississippi and won in Idaho as well. Sanders – who won a landslide victory in the 2016 Washington state caucuses – was neck and neck with Biden in the state’s 2020 primary with just over two-thirds of the vote counted. Biden initially had the slight edge in Idaho – with more than three-quarters of the vote counted — and was eventually declared the winner. Sanders was up in North Dakota’s caucuses, where only 14 delegates were up for grabs. Undisputed front-runner Biden’s blockbuster performance boosted his lead in the all-important race for presidential convention delegates and further cemented his status as the undisputed front-runner for the Democratic nomination. And Biden’s strong performance presented Sanders with a difficult choice to make on whether to continue his White House bid. In a remarkable and uncharacteristic move, Sanders opted not to deliver a primary night address, passing on the opportunity to speak to a national audience.

Biden’s ‘Joe-mentum’ grows as Dem front-runner sweeps Midwest contests, eyes Sanders knockout | Fox News

Medicare For All Already Exists-In Venezuela.

This will be the state of our health care in short order should Bernie’s birdbrains get their way.

A look back at Stalin on the anniversary of the dictator’s death – New York Daily News

I wonder if Bernie Sanders would like to expound on this socialist icon. I understand he increased literacy in the Soviet Union too.

He was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 20 million people during his brutal rule, but on March 5, 1953, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin died and so did his dictatorship. Look back dictator’s life and evil reign that lasted two decades.

A look back at Stalin on the anniversary of the dictator’s death – New York Daily News

What A Difference A Day Makes II

Well. Super Tuesday is over, and there have been some surprises. Joe Biden had a solid showing and seemed to have beaten back the assault by Bernie Sanders, at least for the moment. The primaries are quite definitely a two-person race now with Biden regaining his status as the front runner. Whether the sudden dropout of Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete was engineered by DNC Pressure or political horse-trading by Biden, the gambit paid off. Clearly, late deciders who might have voted for either Klobuchar or Buttigieg showed up anyway and voted overwhelmingly for the former Vice President. 

Bloomberg and Warren did exceptionally poorly. Warren finished a distant third in her home state of Massachusetts. If she stays in the race after today she clearly needs an intervention by loved ones. Bloomberg has spent somewhere between seven hundred million and one billion dollars to win American Somoa and a pitful amount of delegates in all the other states where he finished third or worse. 
The good thing about being the frontrunner is that it makes it easier to raise money. But it also puts a target on your back. Not that Biden has much to worry about in terms of winning the nomination. But it will be interesting to see how Biden acquits himself in what will largely be a one on one debate with Sanders on March 15 in Phoenix. 

Of course, two weeks is an eternity at this stage of the campaign. Still, I think Sanders’s utterly stupid defense of Fidel Castro when given a chance to clarify earlier remarks has given his opposition a soundbite that keeps on giving. On the other hand, Biden needs to stop being such a gaff machine. This aspect of his personality becomes less appealing the closer he gets to be the one in charge of the nuclear football.

There is one other thing that had an impact on Bernie’s numbers yesterday. Many of that vaunted age demographic he is so popular with, those 18-29 years of age, did not show up. Dealing with this age group in the business world, I can tell you they are mostly lazy and unreliable when it comes to doing what it takes to get things done. Attending rallies with your friends is exciting and fun. But drag yourself away from the video games and texts and sexts and videos to vote? That’s the boring part someone else should be doing. And that could be Bernies’ biggest problem going forward. 

What A Difference A Day Makes

Amy and Mayor Pete dropped out of the race yesterday and endorsed Joe Biden. No surprise there, except perhaps in the timing. Whether there was a deal made or there was severe pressure from the Party elite, it is impossible to tell at this point. Elizabeth Warren is still in the race, apparently with the party’s blessing, both because she is no threat to take the nomination and because she takes votes away from Bernie. How she can justify to herself staying in the race at this point testifies both to her colossal ego and her capacity for self-delusion. 

Interestingly, the fly in the ointment here is the one brought in by the top Commissars in the Party, Mike Bloomberg. He was supposed to be the safety valve, one with wads of cash. Now it seems he just might upset the Biden applecart, splitting the liberal vote and handing Sanders a plurality of delegates by this time tomorrow. Maybe not. But it will be interesting to see how the establishment members of the Democratic Party Politbureau react. 

For the real powers in the DNC, it is all about control. They have already lost control of the House. Not to Republicans but rather to their radical left-wing base. They are not taking that situation lying down, though, as more and more stories emerge about Omar’s alleged incestuous marriage and immigration fraud. They would not be able to primary AOC out of the way. But there have been stories already floated that in the redistricting that takes place after the census causes NY to lose a House seat, hers might be the one to go poof!

What a difference a day makes. By this time tomorrow, we will have many questions answered, but those answers are likely to generate new and more exciting questions. Buckle up. This is going to be a bumpy ride! 

Bernie’s Fantasy World

I was watching a mother’s panel on fox news this morning, and one of the ladies mentioned a website called bernietax.com. Out of curiosity, I took a look at it. And based on what he presents there, my disposable income would be almost 100 dollars a week more. Sounds great, right? If you ignore the reality that what is presented there is utter nonsense, you might be tempted to support the Sanders candidacy. If you can overlook the fact that his proposals would double or even triple the federal budget, it is easy to convince yourself that middle and lower-income taxpayers will pay less under a Sanders administration. You also might want to check to see if someone has mixed peyote into your weed. 

Bernie has become quite adept at dodging the question of the price tag of all the “free” stuff he keeps promising the gullible and the stupid. Health care, as proposed by Sanders, would cost more than the entire current federal budget. He also wants to cancel all student loan debt, make college free for everyone, and provide universal pre-k for all. When pressed for details, he merely says the rich and the corporations will pay their “fair share.” No, they won’t. Economics 101: Companies never pay a penny in tax. They include it in their cost of doing business and pass it on to their customers. The rich and their money will run for the proverbial hills should this buffoon get elected, and the only ones who will benefit will be the tax havens. 

But Bernie lives in a fantasy world. In his world, Castro was cool because he taught his subjects to read and write before he imprisoned and shot them for doing just that. Cuba was such a beautiful place to live that thousands risked their lives to get here on literally anything that would float. In Bernie’s world China is a paragon of progress and prosperity as long as you can ignore the imprisonment, torture, and murder of millions.  The people of Hong Kong are not impressed. They are getting beaten, teargassed, and shot in the streets for having the audacity to protest the Beijing interference on their island. Unlike Sanders and his idiot followers, they are not interested in the Chinese socialist paradise. 

It will be interesting to see tonight at the Democratic debate if the other candidates take advantage of the free oppo research the DNC has instructed its minions in the press to trumpet. Not that all this stuff isn’t true. But the Democrats and their propagandist media are becoming quite proficient at releasing information and videos at a time expertly calculated to do those they oppose the most harm. 

But in Bernie’s world, he is going to get the nomination and beat President Trump. But the reality is that should he get the nomination, it would be a forty state landslide for President Trump. And the powers that be in the DNC know that. I have a feeling that as long as Sanders is in this race, he will be targeted in a way that is usually reserved for Republican Supreme Court nominees and Donald Trump. Welcome to the real world, Bernie.